Nearly 125 million Americans live with inflammatory conditions and 61 million have more than one. When you are injured, your immune system reacts by causing inflammation that helps your body heal. However, in some cases inflammation becomes chronic, which means it sticks around longer than the time required to heal your injury.
Many adults are prescribed opioids to manage pain. For some clients, pain relief is essential to being able to function normally, but opioid medications usually do little more than mask symptoms and control pain for a short time. More importantly, with long-term use, painkillers can lead to an opioid dependence, which can have devastating effects on clients and their families.
Even when they are used for a short time, prescription opioids may cause side effects that make it difficult to perform daily activities. Studies show that CBD may help alleviate chronic and acute pain and inflammation without the negative side effects of prescribed medications.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects. The main way that CBD may help reduce inflammation is by supporting and regulating our body’s immune system. The receptors for CBD, called CB2 receptors, are located mostly within the body, specifically in the immune system.
This internal cannabinoid system, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), makes sure the immune system does not mistakenly cause inflammation in various areas of the body. When combined with this compound’s other properties, CBD may be a powerful supplement for your health.
Cannabidiol has been shown to not only be anti-inflammatory, but also antioxidant, anti-nausea, pain relieving, and anti-seizure. All of these effects combined with immune support make CBD a great treatment for many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
There are plenty of products that we recommend for chronic or acute pain and inflammation. Our AHS 1500mg Isolate Tincture, Miller Healer 2000mg Tincture or AHS 3000mg Supreme Tincture can be taken sublingually depending on your inflammatory condition and pain levels.
Our 2500mg Custom Cream can also be applied topically to affected areas to help alleviate pain and inflammation. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions you may have regarding CBD.